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The Twenty-Four Elders

24 Elders

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I am nearing the end of this study series as it pertains to the fourth chapter of the Apocalypse. In Revelation 4:4 we are told that around the throne, John saw twenty-four seats or thrones (G2362). These are provincial seats of authority, and upon them sat twenty-four elders. Who these elders might be has troubled Biblical scholars throughout the centuries, ever since John wrote the Apocalypse. What it comes down to is they are either human believers or angels. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation


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Let Your Lamps Be Burning


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Lately, I’ve been involved in a study of the eschatology of Jesus’ Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), which is still part of the Olivet Discourse, according to Matthew. In the parable all of the virgins slumber and sleep, as they wait for the arrival of the bridegroom. They had taken their lamps for their watch during the night, but only five of the virgins brought along extra oil for the lamps. Sometime during the middle of the night,[1] the call went out that the bridegroom was coming, and the virgins awoke and trimmed their lamps. However, the five foolish virgins, who didn’t bring any oil, thought they might run out and asked the five wise virgins to share theirs. They wouldn’t, so the foolish ones had to leave their watch, hoping to buy more. Meanwhile, the bridegroom came. The five wise were brought in to the wedding, but the five foolish were shut out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 20, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology


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